Inclusive Employment & Livelihood Technical Adviser

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Skill Required:, HR and AdminTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th February, 2019

Job Description


HI implemented its first project in Sri Lanka in 1992/1993, focusing on training rehabilitation professionals in Colombo and Jaffna. In 2004, a program for mine survivors in Eastern Sri Lanka was set up. On 26th December 2014 the Tsunami hit Sri Lanka, killing 35,000 people and leaving more than 250,000 homeless.

HI consequently focused with new project on survivors in Batticaloa, Ampara, Trincomalee and Hambantota districts. With the beginning war in Sri Lanka, HI also shifted operations to the Northern Province, delivering post conflict assistance. Given forced displacement of 300,000 people from Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu to army run camps in Vavuniya, HI started responding to the needs of IDPs, through a physical rehabilitation project. HI made further projects to integrate Rehabilitation Service to the Public Health system.

From 2011 HI broadened its scope of intervention: livelihood, inclusive sports, inclusive Disaster Risk Management, support to rehabilitation professionals and CBR stakeholders, etc. Following the coalition government elected in 2015 fresh political will to address structural inequalities and national reconciliation, widely supported by the international community, HI shifted its action to address reconciliation issues, including transitional justice and reducing inequalities via inclusive economic development programming. At the same time HI started to respond to small and medium natural disasters (floods and drought) with early recovering programming. Rehabilitation activities restarted, in 2017, on a very small scale and focused only on clubfoot treatment thanks to interest from Miracle Feet foundation.


The Inclusive Employment & Livelihood Technical Adviser works under the line management of the Program Coordinator and has functional links with the Technical Specialists based in HQ.

The position involves developing project strategies, methodologies and tools in order for the team to implement project activities following HI quality standards.
The Inclusive Employment & Livelihood Technical Adviser will provide an overall technical support to the project team. Regular communication and coordination with HI DRT technical referent and inclusive services coordinator is requested as the project will contribute to develop HI’s technical assistance expertise in line with the federal strategy.

General mission

The Inclusive Employment & Livelihood Technical Adviser is responsible, in line with HI technical standards and in close collaboration with the project coordinator and the DRT team, to develop project strategy, implementation guidelines and tools to carry out project activities. The Inclusive Employment & Livelihood Technical Adviser will also be in charge to train the project team in the use of HI tools and methodologies.

  • Support the implementation of the project strategy, analysis of gaps and adaptations (set up of inception phase, initial training on HI methodologies and use of HI tools, etc.)
  • Support team in developing tools, training package and methodology:
  • Build capacities of the team on delivering the above activities (through training and coaching)
  • Support the team in setting up a data collection/monitoring and evaluation system and lay grounds for capitalization Tools


Qualifications: Human resource management, occupational therapy, international development professional, corporate diversity and inclusion (D&I) professional, accessibility expert, job placement coach and trainer.


  • At least 3 years’ experience as trainer or coach
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in diversity and inclusion focused initiatives and programs in a large company
  • Experience of coordination with wide range of stakeholders in the field of diversity and inclusion (companies, disability experts, government stakeholders…)


  • Pedagogy and adult learning methodologies
  • Capacity building, coaching and mentoring
  • Capacity to analyzes, synthesize, write and formalize tools and lessons learnt documents/factsheets
  • Organizational and coordination skills
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Excellent command of English (both written and spoken)

Personal qualities:

  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Proactive thinker and capacity to function independently, combined with a high level of team approach
  • Problem solving, constructive and dynamic personality
  • Participatory approach to training and pedagogy
  • Ability to work, adjust and be flexible with a multi-cultural team
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening skills


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